Uganda Trolls Trump
Trump Demands Uganda Take Action?
Cristal M Clark
You have to hand it to Uganda for such a brilliant response to Donald Trump’s morning tweet, in it Trump suggested: “must find the kidnappers of freed American tourist and her tour guide before people will feel safe visiting the country.”
Kimberly Sue Endicott and safari guide Jean Paul Mirenge Remezo, were seized in a national park in southwestern Uganda last week and were subsequently freed over the weekend, Trump strongly suggested that the kidnappers must be brought to justice “openly and quickly.”
And the reports surrounding the ransom are conflicting over whether a ransom was even paid for the pair’s release. Ugandan police said Monday they could not provide specific details on how the rescue mission was accomplished “for future operational security and tactical reasons.”
The New York Times reported Monday that Endicott and Remezo were freed after an unspecified ransom was paid, citing officials with Wild Frontiers, the safari company with which they were traveling.
The kidnappers had demanded a $500,000 ransom after grabbing Endicott and Remezo from among a group of tourists on an evening game drive April 2 at the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ugandan police said.
And to put the Don in place spokesman for the Ugandan government, Ofwono Opondo P’Odel, responded with a key fact with regards to the United States: “there are more gun deaths in the #US than kidnappings in Uganda but people still flock to the United States.”
I have to take a moment an applaud Ofwono Opondo P’Odel here, way to serve the Don and place his own little foot into his pie hole.
Cristal M Clark